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The Car of Destiny

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,657 / 347 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,367
Added to site: 2007.11.16
mnybks.net#: 19061
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Humor, Travel

The most delightful and exciting dual love-story, teeming with incidents encountered on an exhilarating motor chase across Spain. The scenes are contemporary with the recent Royal marriage, and King Alphonso is one of the characters. Young Lady Monica, in the Princess Ena's suite, a Spanish girl of rank, a Marquis and a young American are the chief actors. A magnificent description of the coronation bull-fight, with an unexpected and highly dramatic climax, fittingly culminates this sparkling story.

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s of his, enemies of yours, might even say it was bad taste, which is worse. And then, having come, you proceed to follow the King's motor-car; you fall head over ears in love with a girl in it, a friend of the bride-elect, to whom your real name, if she's not heard it already, could easily be made to seem anathema maranatha. But that's not all. You're here under a name not your own. If you should by luck or ill-luck get a chance to meet Lady Monica, you couldn't be introduced to her as Christopher Trevenna; it would be a false pretence; still less could you throw your real name in her face; for between the King of Spain as a friend, and you as an acquaintance, the girl would be in an uncomfortable position, to say the least. No, my dear fellow, you can't meet this young lady; and the only thing for your peace of mind, if you've really fallen in love, is to go away."

I had no arguments with which to meet Dick's. I listened in silence, but--I made no preparation for departure. If there was nothing to be

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